Accessibility and supported languages


ArcGIS StoryMaps supports accessibility by following the World Wide Web Consortium's (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG). For more information about these guidelines, see the WCAG Overview. Stories created with the story builder support keyboard navigation, alternative text, suitable color contrast, semantic structure, and other accessibility design and feature considerations. These enable authors to create stories that are accessible to a broad audience as they take advantage of these capabilities.

Many accessibility features, such as keyboard navigation and acceptable text color contrast in the basic themes, work without any effort from the author. However, authors must provide alternative text for any media added to the story, such as images (including the logo), videos, maps, and embedded online content. Alternative text can be entered for each type of media through its properties. Authors can also use the contrast checker to ensure legibility of text when designing a theme or changing the color of text in a story. For more information, see Create a theme.

ArcGIS StoryMaps has been evaluated for conformance according to WCAG 2.0 AA, WCAG 2.1 AA, and the Revised Section 508 standards. This evaluation is also known as a Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT), and it explains the extent to which a product such as ArcGIS StoryMaps adheres to such important accessibility guidelines. The results of the ArcGIS StoryMaps evaluation are available through the Accessibility Conformance Report.

Supported languages

The following languages are supported by the ArcGIS StoryMaps story builder, viewer, and website:

Arabic, Bulgarian, Bosnian, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal), Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese (Hong Kong), Traditional Chinese (Taiwan), Turkish, Ukrainian, and Vietnamese.

For signed-in users, the language is determined by the ArcGIS user profile language setting. For users who are not signed in, the language is determined by the browser's language setting.